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View Poll Results: Why did you spay or neuter?
Spayed - required by rescue/breeder 25 28.41%
Spayed - to protect their health 11 12.50%
Spayed - to modify behavior 4 4.55%
Spayed - for birth control 23 26.14%
Other (please explain in comments) 17 19.32%
Neutered - required by rescue/breeder 27 30.68%
Neutered - to protect their health 4 4.55%
Neutered - to modify behavior 16 18.18%
Neutered - for birth control 18 20.45%
chocolate orange! 11 12.50%
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:47 PM
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Oh, yes. ALL of our cats are spayed/neutered, and any of my future cats will be done as well, probably at 6 months or so. NEVER keeping an intact cat. Ever.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:23 PM
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Birth control AND to see if it made him less of a target for other male dogs. It worked.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:31 AM
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He peed on ALL THE THINGS.

I couldn't housebreak him because he'd lift his leg every 30 seconds even with a belly band.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:56 PM
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I haven't.. I have an intact dog of each gender. Should be fun considering Mimi came in season today.

Why aren't they altered? Both are shown. Mimi actively, Ezra is spot shown while he matures. He may not be shown down the road, but he's given me no reasons to have him altered. Heck, he doesn't even lift his leg when he pees outside.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:17 PM
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Spayed for several reasons.
1. Breeder required it by 12 months of age.
2. Birth control. I've had intact dogs. I didn't (and don't) wish to repeat it.
3. Health. Dachshunds aren't prone to too many cancers, but breast cancer is the biggest risk.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:23 PM
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All of our dogs growing up were spayed/neutered around 6 months old because it was "the right thing to do" as a responsible pet owner. I don't think we ever considered health or behavior issues.

My current dog is intact. I had planned to neuter him, but then I agreed to show him. Now that I've read more and have lived with an intact dog, I don't see any reason to neuter future males. I'm still on the fence about a future female.

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Old 02-11-2014, 05:32 PM
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Gambit was a pediatric neuter by the shelter before I adopted him. If there was ever a dog who would have benefited from some extra testosterone, he's it. But I understand why it had to be done.

Gimmick is not neutered, and probably will not be. From all the horror stories I've always heard about intact males, I expected him to be a raving hump machine by now, but nope. If he stays this perfect, those suckers aren't going anywhere.

Lady Chesh the cat was spayed at five months because I was not dealing with a hussy in heat. There's only room for one PMSing creature in this apartment, and I can't get spayed (sadly). This had not prevented her from having a false pregnancy in which she adopted a kitchen sponge, nor has it stopped her from flirting with the most disgusting tomcat I've ever seen through the window. Girl was born to be skanky, I guess.

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by StillandSilent View Post
Lady Chesh the cat was spayed at five months because I was not dealing with a hussy in heat. There's only room for one PMSing creature in this apartment, and I can't get spayed (sadly).
I just. . . this is so awesome. . . I think I have my next signature quote.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:26 PM
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Default Why did you alter your dog?

My intact male tried marking in the arena at work once. Once followed by holy hell fires of a raving furious mommy. That's as annoying male as he gets. Angry mommy goes a long way for an R+ puppy... lol
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:26 AM
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Chloe was spayed for health reasons. When she would go into heat, she would often have false pregnancies that led to her almost always producing milk. We were afraid she would get mastitis and/or cancer and wanted to get her spayed to stop her from having the false pregnancies. It's funny because she's from a shelter and was supposed to be spayed before we got her, but it didn't work out and we were tired of waiting to get her, so we told them we'd do it on our own at our vet. It took 2 or 3 years but it happened eventually lol!

Violet is unaltered but we will probably spay her eventually for birth control.
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